Used equipment supply and demand changes — as well as commodity market fluctuations — can have a profound effect on equipment values. The same asset can be worth substantially more or less in a matter of months. Bill Albaugh sat down last fall to explain why it's always crucial for ag and construction dealerships to look to the future when placing values on their used equipment trade-ins.
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When determining values of heavy equipment, some of the factors aren't related as much to the nature of the asset as much as they are about the ability of the asset to be matched by the local market. Bill Albaugh describes how an asset might or might not fit the local market based on demand and configurations, as well as how transportation costs might have a negative impact on the value of ag and construction equipment.
Glenda Wegener is HeavyWorth's go-to resource for lenders and the financial services industry. It's no accident that our lender clients trust her to help them incorporate HeavyWorth's software and services into their equipment evaluation processes — her background makes her uniquely suited to relate the needs of accurate and current collateral valuations to the challenges of assigning values to farm and construction equipment.
It's important to have an eye on the market when valuing heavy equipment. We discussed the current market saturation of used combines earlier this month, but combines aren't the only asset type experiencing market saturation. Watch Bill Albaugh talk about some other asset types that are seeing market-induced constraints on values.
On March 4, Dusty, Bill and Aaron got together to chat and answer some questions about HeavyWorth. They covered HeavyWorth's origins, how HeavyWorth can help equipment dealerships simplify their workflows, trends in the current used equipment market and more.
A large part of the valuation process for farm and construction equipment is examining the condition, age, usage and specifications of the assets. But a proper valuation also takes into account the nature of the market and the supply or saturation of similar assets in the area. Watch Bill Albaugh describe what he is seeing regarding the current market saturation of used combines and how that consideration must impact the values of trade-ins of harvesting equipment.
Dusty Reynolds is HeavyWorth's founder and visionary. He works equally hard at keeping us pointed in the right direction as he does finding equipment dealerships who could benefit from using our platform to streamline their equipment valuation processes. With his midwestern background and diverse professional resume, he has a knack for quickly understanding business problems and devising workable solutions.
We're hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m. central. A live round table discussion will feature the HeavyWorth team discussing what we're seeing in the field as we have conversations with equipment dealers and the pain points they're facing when trying to integrate disparate software products. We'll talk about the valuation process and trends we're seeing in the marketplace and then open the discussion to questions from the audience.
Often overlooked by evaluators, assessing tire condition plays a critical part in properly valuing used equipment. Because they can be so expensive, forgetting to account for the rubber on a trade can be a significant lapse in diligence. Watch Bill Albaugh explain why tires matter so much to getting an accurate valuation.
Our clients talk about how easy HeavyWorth is. While it is easy, what we think they're really describing is the reduction in hassle and time spent dealing with multiple data sources. Organizing all valuation data in one platform really does streamline the process, but it can be hard to understand exactly how it works without seeing it in action. Watch as Bill Albaugh demonstrates how to use the HeavyWorth platform to value a combine.